Over 120 million people suffer from type 2 diabetes worldwide. Many of them have to take blood samples daily. Patients are given finger-pricking device to help them carry out these procedures easily and painlessly. These devices must operate extremely reliably and are produced in large quantities.
In this project, Zühlke’s task was to review the design of a new generation of these devices before they were approved for mass production. The manufacturer wanted to launch the product on schedule and in accordance with high quality standards.
The development team provided Zühlke with the current project documents (drawings, CAD data) and information on the design and mode of operation of the device. The review team started by reviewing the safe operation of the device. This product is made almost completely out of plastic.